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by CA cichlid dude
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys Pasionis difficult to breed?
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Re: Thorichthys Pasionis difficult to breed?

Still no spawn. The pair still has a cleared out area that they are defending. I made a change in feeding area in the tank to see if that helps. It’s a 6’ tank, so the other end is far away from their area. My question is, how is spawning triggered? Season? Water temps? Steve Sent from my iPhone usi...
by CA cichlid dude
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys Pasionis difficult to breed?
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Thorichthys Pasionis difficult to breed?

I have heard they can be difficult to spawn, and when they do, it’s not often.
I am curious, because have two that seem to have paired. They have been defending a corner of the tank and look like they are in breeding dress. No other signs so far.


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by CA cichlid dude
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: “Jack Dempsey” Variants & Rocio Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

“Jack Dempsey” Variants & Rocio Questions

As far as I know there are only 4 species. This explains differences. http://www.fishbase.org/identification/SpeciesList.php?genus=Rocio I am wondering how many have kept gemmata or spinosissimia. I have read about a few people keeping spinosissimia, but it’s a really rare fish in the hobby. Sent fr...
by CA cichlid dude
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: can someone help me id this cichlid
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

Re: can someone help me id this cichlid

it defenitely reminds me of Cibroheros, but I don't think it is pure. Just a guess, C rostratum * Mayaheros uropthalumus???? I agree, it definitely doesn’t look pure. The black blotches throw me off. Perhaps more pictures would help. Preferably ones from the front of the tank. The glass, water and ...
by CA cichlid dude
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: thorichthys helleri rio pichucalco
Replies: 12
Views: 5628

Re: thorichthys helleri rio pichucalco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfeqwzovdkU No young this summer. A lot of eggs, some non free swimming babies, ... but nothing else. I try to collect the young but they die quickely. At the same time, T. callolepis, T. aureus, T. pasionis & T. rio jaltepec spawn correctly and I have youngters. Sor...
by CA cichlid dude
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Theraps Lentiginosum spawn
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

Re: Theraps Lentiginosum spawn

Congrats!

Steve


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by CA cichlid dude
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: can someone help me id this cichlid
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

can someone help me id this cichlid

Looks like cribroheros rostratum to me, but it is hard to tell in those photos. I’m not 100% certain.

Steve

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by CA cichlid dude
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Mayaheros zebra

Hubbs (1936) described 9 subspecies of urophthalmus from the cenotes of Yucatán and interestingly remarked: "other collections from the hundreds of unsampled waters within the general range of the species will produce a full series of intermediate races". Kullander (2003) raised all these subspecie...
by CA cichlid dude
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Mayaheros zebra

I wonder whether you want opinions. I think splitting up M uropthalmus is nonsense, but that is just what I think. If the majority of scolars (i'm not one of them) thnks differently, then the splitting up will be accepted. I don't think this majority already has made up their minds Thanks Bas, I wa...
by CA cichlid dude
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Mayaheros zebra

Want to bump this up to get opinions on this fish in question. Can anyone tell if it is m. Zebra or m. urophthalmus?

Thanks in advance,

Steve


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by CA cichlid dude
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Mayaheros zebra

from everything I can find is only found at Xlaka Cenote, but if you have ever collected you know many fish have wider distribution than the literature states, is obviously different from the normal uro Thanks Ken. Are zebra available in the hobby? What I am wondering if this resort had collected a...
by CA cichlid dude
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Mayaheros zebra

Lisachromis wrote:Did a couple of screen shots of your fish.
mayaheroszebra.jpg
mayaheroszebra2.jpg
Thanks Lisa, I really appreciate your help.

Any thoughts on the identity of this fish?

Steve


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by CA cichlid dude
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Mayaheros zebra

Hopefully this works.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/131049957@N04/6c3A3Q

Steve


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by CA cichlid dude
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Mayaheros zebra

This fish at this resort in Xcaret, Mexico looks like m. Zebra too me, but can someone confirm. Hi, zebra live only in cenote xlacah at dzibilchalun, near merida. This is a short, high body fish, perhaps amarum, but probably is normal urophthalmus. You have to do some measurement to recognize it. H...
by CA cichlid dude
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Mayaheros zebra

Photobucket has changed their policy. Unless you pay a decent amount of money, they no longer allow third party hosting. If the files are not too big, you can upload them directly in your reply. Thanks Lisa. That explains it. Any recommendations on a better site to host? Steve Sent from my iPhone u...
by CA cichlid dude
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mayaheros zebra
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Mayaheros zebra

I am looking for some info on this species. I believe they were once considered a variant of urophthalmus. But can someone explain the relation or differences? This fish at this resort in Xcaret, Mexico looks like m. Zebra too me, but can someone confirm. PS: I am working on hosting them on Photobuc...
by CA cichlid dude
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cichlid Temps Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Cichlid Temps Question

I think you should be fine as long as you make sure your tanks are well filtered and oxygenated. Keep in mind that the metabolism in a cold blooded animal like a fish is going to running faster and producing more waste at higher temperatures. Long term exposure to high temperatures has been known t...
by CA cichlid dude
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cichlid Temps Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Cichlid Temps Question

The only way to keep temps below your surroundings is an airco. Personally I would wonder whether South American fishes are not a better solution, I dislike airco fiercely. But that is my personal opinion I am not a fan of airco either, but I agree. In fall and winter months, the temps are perfect....
by CA cichlid dude
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cichlid Temps Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Cichlid Temps Question

T salvini comes from the area around Vera Cruz. There, the coldest month in winter is 19 C on average. That is close to 60 F Mostly, it is around 25, 26 C, and keeping them year round on that temp has prooven to be succesfull. But that is 80 F. Personally I keep them a bit cooler. Amatitlania nigro...
by CA cichlid dude
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cichlid Temps Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Cichlid Temps Question

I am not sure what the optimal temp would be for this stock, but that is very hot. I know the t. Salvini won't fare well in the long term. Maybe get a window unit, but I would also consider a chiller. I don't know much about them, but it's worth a look. I struggle w/ keeping my summer temps in the m...

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